Inquest hears killer mum Samantha Ford had suicidal thoughts but was ‘calmer and more focused’ days before she drowned twins — (KentOnline)Monday, January 11th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Mum prescribed mirtazapine by GP has personality changes, attempts suicide, drowns 23-month-old twins. Nobody saw it coming. Gets 10 yrs in jail.
Protest held in Fort Saskatchewan after man charged in death of infant son granted bail — (Global News)Thursday, April 9th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man 23 yrs on psych meds, incl antipsychotic + 2 ADs, no diagnosis, extreme akathisia, told to stop meds, attacks kids in nightmare, kills 1-yr-old boy.
This Morning star Ruth Langsford’s sister took her own life after battle with depression — (Extra.ie)Thursday, November 28th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants for years, depressed for years, dies by suicide.
New study: antidepressants significantly raise the risk of suicide in the treatment of depression for adults — (Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry)Tuesday, June 25th, 2019SSRI Ed note: A 2019 study finds adults treated with antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely to attempt suicide than controls, due to effects of the drug, NOT depression.
Woman hanged herself at home while struggling to cope with the menopause — (The Daily Mail)Friday, June 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman in menopause given mirtazapine, depression worsens, she becomes anxious, suicidal, erratic, has physical side effects, dies by suicide. Menopause blamed.
Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse — (The Spectator)Saturday, March 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering anxiety, dark thoughts given high doses of 3 antidepressants, terrible side effects, improves with exercise, attributes benefit to meds. Odd.
Urgent review launched into prescription pills after figures show one in 11 people take drugs they can become addicted to — (The Daily Mail)Wednesday, January 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman given Effexor , does not work, GP adds Remeron, she sleeps all the time, tried to quits, has terrible withdrawal. Gov't is lobbied to stop the trend.
This Queen’s student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here’s how he came back to life — (The Star)Sunday, February 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Student prescribed ADHD meds (stimulants) and Remeron by psychiatrist attempts suicide, is miraculously revived. Nobody suspects potential role of meds.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)Monday, October 5th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
8 Women Share What Happened When Antidepressants Killed Their Sex Drive — (The Huffington Post)Wednesday, April 15th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Physician urges women to stay on SSRIs despite killing their sex drive. Invokes myth that takers are happier, ignores the many serious SSRI negative effects.
Dead baby was found with cocaine, opiates, and anti-depressants in her stomach, report finds — (The Independent)Monday, April 6th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Baby dies with small amounts of cocaine, tramadol, mirtazapine in her stomach. Coroner concludes cause of death “unascertained.
A320 Crash: The Co-Pilot Wanted the World To Know His Name — (Le Figaro)Saturday, March 28th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Germanwings pilot on citalopram, mirtazapine and zoplclone locks captain out of cockpit, crashes Airbus A320, killing 150.
Man found with ‘killing kit’ after murdering ex-partner in jealous rage jailed for 22 years — (The Mirror)Wednesday, December 10th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man on Remeron and possibly Effexor collects a killing kit and murders his wife, who is planning to leave him. Gets prison for min 22 yrs.
Robin Williams — Suicide Triggered by Depression, Parkinson's, Paranoia — (TMZ.com)Friday, November 7th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Comedian took Remeron and other meds, hanged himself
Connor Verkerke playground slaying: 9-year-old victim was attacked after falling off slide, records show — (The Grand Rapids Press)Friday, October 10th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Boy, 12 on Remeron (Mirtazepine) and sedative stabs, kills 9-yr-old at playground. No provocation, no motive.
Norfolk woman hit by train struggled to cope with anti-depressant drugs — (EDP24)Wednesday, March 19th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, almost dies by suicide, a week later goes through with it.
Eton woman died after taking lethal combination of alcohol & drugs — (Ascot Windsor and Eton Express)Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Medics criticised by inquest expert over Bridgnorth man's death — (Shropshire Star)Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Scots identical twin steps in to raise her niece following her sister's tragic death — (Daily Record)Monday, December 9th, 2013
Depressed Boldon social club landlady took her own life — (Chronicle Live)Friday, October 4th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman takes Remeron, attempts suicide, later succeeds.
Anti-depressants Can Cause Sudden Death — (Health Impact News Daily)Monday, September 16th, 2013
Medication concerns raised day before woman’s death — (Yellow Advertiser)Friday, September 13th, 2013
Troubled cook struggled with drink problem — (The Sentinel)Friday, July 5th, 2013
New DoD Report Details Nightmare Leading to Gitmo Detainee’s Death — (The Dissenter)Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Child rape accused hanged himself — (Lancashire Evening Post)Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Woman went to help at crash scene – and found victim was her husband — (The Bristol Post)Monday, March 25th, 2013
Left Hanging: Suicide in Bridgend — (davidhealy.org)Tuesday, March 12th, 2013SSRI Ed note: David Healy makes the case that the higher-than-expected rate of hanging suicides in Bridgend are due to antidepressant-induced suicide.
What happened to Barbie? — (The Daily News)Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Tony Scott had antidepressant in system but no cancer — (The Guardian)Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Jailhouse Calls of Trayvon Shooter George Zimmerman Released — (The Daily Beast)Monday, June 18th, 2012
Out of my mind. Driven to drink — (DavidHealy.org)Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Inquest: Man from Peterborough dies after overdose — (Peterborough Telegraph)Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Tommy Thompson killer Shaun Skelhorn was in hospital with ‘violent thoughts’ month before crime — (Liverpool Echo)Monday, October 17th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Directionless man happy to use citalopram, quetiapine as well as cocaine, goes on and off drugs, has violent thoughts, finally stabs and kills a man. Gets life.
A Fatal Case of Simultaneous Ingestion of Mirtazapine, Escitalopram, and Valproic Acid — (Journal of Analytical Toxicology)Thursday, September 15th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Journal article about a woman whose psychiatrist prescribed mirtazapine, escitalopram and valproic acid together. She died by suicide.
Antidepressant Risk for Seniors Varies by Class — (MedPage)Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people — (BMJ) / Murder-suicides in Elderly Rise — (WebMD)Monday, June 13th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Study finds risk rises significantly with use of antidepressants, higher with SSRIs than tricyclics. Murder-suicides in elderly up as rate of A/D use rises.
Inquest told Flintshire woman left suicide note in a drawer — (The Wrexham Flintshire Leader)Friday, September 17th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for 11 years, remains depressed, hangs herself while on high dose of Remeron / Mirtazapine.
Horror comes home: Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder — (Canadian Family Physician)Saturday, May 1st, 2010
Pharmacist sent four reminders about Birnie’s drugs — (News.com.au)Tuesday, October 20th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Prison inmate who has taken the antidepressant mirtazapine for 3+ years has it stopped for 3 days, he hangs himself.
Glenna Todovich Releases her son’s story to Show Pharmacuetical Drugs Effects — (Live-PR.com0Saturday, November 8th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Talented young man who recognized his health was being destroyed by SSRIs suffers horrific side effects, can't get off, finally takes his life after 10 years.
Tragedy of ‘low suicide risk’ — (North Wales Daily Post)Saturday, September 6th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man regrets starting Remeron, tries to get off it, feels depressed, unexpectedly takes his like with a gun.
Jagged little pills — (The Guardian)Wednesday, February 27th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman discovers antidepressants do not make people happier, oftem make takers feel worse, have unpleasant side effects. After trying 5, thinks they are evil.
Andrea Yates case: Yates found not guilty by reason of insanity — (CNN)Monday, December 31st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Dedicated mom of 5, former nurse, drugged into delusions with Haldol, Effexor, Wellbutrin, drowns 5 kids, found insane. Blame put to not enough Haldol.
Soldier arrested in Carson spc. slaying — (The Associated Press)Monday, December 10th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Soldier reports bad reaction to Remeron, rold to "get his head out of his ass", loses control, woman killed, he is held responsible.
Dead man was reported missing — (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)Friday, November 16th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Young man on mirtazapine (Remeron) commits suicide.
Widow of bridge suicide victim urges MD body to do more — (The Chronicle Herald)Wednesday, April 26th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on Remeron talks of suicide, dose is upped to maximum, he jumps off bridge. Registrar of Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons displays ignorance.